Kieron747
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Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:39 am

Hello!

I'm new to the forum so please accept my apoloigies if I'm being thick or something similar!

I have recently moved from the UK (Manchester) to Sherbrooke, Quebec.

I am used to seeing several airliners flying high and low over my home in England, and loved watching them. I have however noticed an obvious lack of planes visible from Sherbrooke.

I'm not aware of the flight paths that airliners take over this province, can anyone tell me where they all are!? Do they fly to the south of Quebec or to the North.

Also, as a side line. I was hoping to visit Dorval, or Trudeau (whatever the right name is!) can anyone tell me what the viewing is like there? I flew into Dorval but it was late at night and didn't have chance to get around.

Also, finally... Does anyone know if there is a British Airways desk at the airoprt?

thanks for your time

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milan320
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:28 am

Hi Kieron747,

Welcome to A.net and to Canada.
Trudeau (YUL) is just north of the St.Lawrence River, east of Montreal. I work not too far from YUL and I see planes coming in all the time, mostly from the North. Since you're out in Sherbrooke, you might be a bit out of luck.

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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:31 am

Dear Milan320h

Thanks for the info!

Ah well never mind, I'll just have to visit Montreal more often!Thanks

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milan320
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:49 am

Kieron747,

I just talked to a friend of mine who flies BA to Ireland (via LHR) on a regular basis and he claims that there is a BA desk. Eitherway, there should ba as BA does fly out nightly out of YUL to LHR.

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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:11 am

Hi,

I base my Beech C23 at Bromont and I am a frequent visitor to CYSC (Sherbrooke), although my plane is grounded for the winter for maintenance. It should be back in the air in April.

You should be able to see airliners at fairly high altitude at YSC. The Sherbrooke VOR (YSC 113.2) is directly under the V300 airway which is the main airway from Montreal to the Maritimes. The same airway passes just to the south of Bromont (CZBM) and in fact directly over my house (I've seen my house while on descent into Montreal on airline flights from the Maritimes). You would be seeing mainly A319s, A320s, CRJs, 737s and Dash 8s. Most westbound jet flights would be commencing their descents right around Sherbrooke or reaching TOC nearby as well. So they will be at fairly high altitudes.

Transatlantic flights tend to fly up the Saint Lawrence River as they track the Great Circle routes over the Pond.

Note that the Sherbrooke VOR is some distance to the south of the airport, and not near the airport itself, and is situated about 5 n.m. SE of the city so the jet traffic would be passing just south of the city if on track.

Mike
 
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:22 pm

Dear Mike

Thank you very much for the inforrmation, it is very much appreciated!

The flights that you mentioned, would they be mainly Air Canada regional flights to/from the maritimes? I'd love to take a hop over there if anything just to see Sherbrooke and Quebec from above!

Thanks again

Kieron
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milan320
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:55 am

Hi Kieron,

Not only that, but if you visit Montreal, there's a good place to spot at the junction of Cote-de-Liesse and Highway 13. I'm not sure if people still go there, but I remember people going there and they'd be right under the planes coming in for landing.
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:34 am

Kieron,

I live in Sherbrooke also (Lennoxville) and can tell you a few things. First, CYSC is located about 20-25 mins east of Sherbrooke, past Ascot Corner. However, the spotting isn't all that great and you only get business jets and other small private aircraft there - definintely nothing special. Lennoxville has a small, dirt airstrip for private aircraft as well as a strip for radio controlled model aircraft of which there are 15-20 members of the club.

Regarding the flight path, I cannot give you specific information about flights, airline, destination, etc but I can give you information re: aircraft flying over the region. Flights arriving from Europe fly over south of Sherbrooke (essentially directly over southern Lennoxville) and are visible between 12:00-14:00hrs and flights leaving to Europe are visible at night between 20:00-22:00hrs. It's quite fascinating seeing the many contour trails as often there are 5-6 aircraft visible at a time and this is continuous for a 2-hour segment during the day.

Hope this helps and if you need more info. about the region, feel free to contact me!

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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:37 am

Go to www.airnavsystems.com , download and order AirNav Live Flight Tracker, start it, zoom to your area and you will see all those flights being tracked.
 
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:26 am

Dear YVRtoYYZ

Thanks for the detailed info!

I did intend on returning to England in July, so hopefully (assuming its still light outside) I may be able to peek out of the aircraft window and see the Eastern Townships!

I certainly will contact you if I need any more info!

thanks again

Kieron
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lymanm
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:54 am

You may yet get to see some airline traffic in YSC - Starlink Aviation, dba Air Sherbrooke, intends to start daily service to YYZ using J-31s.

http://www.avionair.com/JETSTREAM_EN.htm

Looking for an official press release.
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RE: Aircraft Over SE Quebec Canada

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:37 am

This new airline Air Sherbrooke appears to be directed only towards the business traveller and offers no fare types - one needs an agent login and password to view reservations.

http://radio-canada.ca/regions/estri...02/07/004-sherbrooke-toronto.shtml

While there certainly is no commerical market for aircraft like a B1900 or a Dash 8-100, it would be nice to have more aircraft like that, rather than a 1x daily flight with a JetStream. Even though YUL is only 1hr 45mins away and YQB only 2hr 15 mins away from Sherbrooke, its a hassle nonetheless, especially in the winter. However, if there was a market for it, then more airlines would have jumped at it. Evidently so, there is no market.

-YVRtoYYZ